Please join the Central East PTTC’s September peer sharing call on Thursday, September 12 to discuss strategies and opportunities for preventing underage drinking and adult binge drinking. This call will be an opportunity for preventionists to share their past experiences of obstacles and successes in this topic, ask questions of each other and the Central East PTTC, and provide feedback on what Central East PTTC training and technical assistance on the topic they would like to receive.
Among other topics, preventionists will be asked to share and discuss:
- How prevalent is underage alcohol use and/or adult binge alcohol use in your community or catchment area?
- What data sources are you using to identify the scope of the problem?
- What strategies are you using to prevent underage alcohol use and/or adult binge alcohol use?
- What successes have you achieved or obstacles that you have encountered?
- Do you collaborate with law enforcement on preventing underage alcohol purchases?
- What kinds of training and technical assistance related to underage alcohol and adult binge alcohol use prevention would you like the Central East PTTC to provide?
The Central East PTTC will be facilitating monthly peer-sharing calls for preventionists in the Central East region. Calls are scheduled for the second Thursday of every month . These calls will provide preventionists an opportunity to share ideas and resources, as well as successes and challenges in overcoming barriers in the use of evidence-based prevention strategies/interventions.
Our Prevention Specialist, Josh (see below), will facilitate each call and can answer questions related to the ongoing PTTC webinars series or other prevention subjects. Topics from the recent webinars will serve as a discussion starting point for the calls but we welcome participants to offer additional topic ideas.
JOSH ESRICK, MPP, is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.